Thursday, 12 February 2015

Ivy Lane - Winter by Cathy Bramley

What They Say:
Hope thrives at Ivy Lane . . .
As winter descends on Ivy Lane, the frost sparkles and icy winds flurry - but Tilly is still reeling from the events of the Hallowe'en party. Only the die-hard plot holders brave the cold weather, and Tilly fears the loneliness that gripped her a year ago will return.
Resolute to stay cheerful, she throws herself into organizing both the inaugural Ivy Lane Great Cake Competition and the Christmas Party, and even squeezes in a little match-making along the way.
Surrounded by her friends at the Christmas Party, Tilly has come a long way in a year. She can feel her own heart slowly melting, but who will be waiting under the mistletoe?
Ivy Lane is a serialized novel told in four parts - taking you through a year in the life of Tilly Parker - ending with Winter.
Each part of Ivy Lane is approx. 10 chapters.
What I Say:

What I Say:
I actually read this when it first came out and have never got round to writing my review, I felt it was appropriate to post it today as the full book is out in paperback.

After finishing Ivy Lane Autumn, I couldn't wait to read this as Cathy is such a tease and left it with a big cliff-hanger, I won’t say what and spoil it for anyone who is intending on reading the full book.

When I picked this up and stepped back into the world of Ivy Lane it really felt like meeting old friends again.   Again Cathy provides lots of action, not least, who would Tilly pick, Aiden or Charlie.

Cathy introduced some new characters that I am looking forward to reading more about in Appleby Farm, but also old characters who were both touched and changed by meeting Tilly.  Again Gemma is one of the stars of the story.

Cathy provides an action packed ending to what is a brilliant subtle and funny story, who would have thought there could be so much action going on in an allotment in winter. 
5 out of 5 Stars

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About The Author

After four years of flinging herself round the dancefloors of Nottingham's nightspots, British author Cathy Bramley somehow managed to get an honours degree in business.

She then plunged herself into the corporate world of marketing, working on high-powered projects such as testing the firing range of SuperSoaker water guns and perfecting the weeing action of Tiny Tears until deciding in 1995 to set up her own marketing agency.

She now lives in an idyllic Nottinghamshire village with her husband, two daughters and a dog called Pearl.

Random Facts about Cathy Bramley:

Lucky charm: pottery frog out of a Christmas cracker
Favourite tipple: Polish cherry vodka
Best ever Christmas present: Potter's Wheel (toy version)
Hates the expression: Compliments to the chef

You can get in touch with Cathy via her or her Facebook

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